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Tier confirmed for York trial

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The Grand Old Duke of York may have marched his men up and down hills in the past but city residents will now be able to save their legs, thanks to an incoming fleet of electric scooters.

Tier has been appointed as the sole operator for an e-scooter trial in York, the city announced today.

The Berlin-based operator will roll out 100 scooters at launch, deployed at the University of York, with capacity to scale up later to meet demand. York Hospital may also join the scheme.

Fees are set at £1 to unlock (matching most other UK ) and 15p/min to ride (some 25-40% cheaper than the likes of rivals Voi, Spin and Lime).

Zag recently tested the new Tier Four e-scooter, which will see service in York. It features user-swappable batteries, indicators and on-board helmet storage.

Tier will also offer e-bikes to the area, though no details have yet been released about this part of the programme.

No date has yet been given for when the scooters will be available to use.

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